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Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Adm. Papp visits Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.

Mission to Africa: Strengthening global partnerships

Mission to Africa

As part of U.S. Africa Command’s mission, Coast Guardsmen from the Deployable Operations Group deployed to support the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. The program, commonly referred to as AMLEP, enables African partner nations to build maritime security capacity and improve management of their maritime environment through combined law enforcement operations.

Forward deployed: Monrovia, Liberia

CGC Forward arrives in Monrovia, Liberia

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Lincoln Mishoe leads a group of Liberian Coast Guard members and their families on a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Guard Cutter Forward as the ship is docked in Monrovia, Liberia, during an international mission in support of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) June 17, 2011. U.S. Coast

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Mission to Africa – Senegal

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk DAKAR, Senegal- ME3 Shawn Cooper demonstrates handcuffing techniques to members of a Senegalese Navy law enforcement detachment, Sept. 1, 2010. These operations were part of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week CGC

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Mission to Africa – Line Crossing Ceremony

Line crossing ceremony

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week we ended on a traditional note, we celebrated becoming Shellbacks. About 75 percent of the crew started this week as “slimy wogs” (those who had never crossed the equator on a ship at sea) and ended it as “Emerald Shellbacks.” The events started Thursday

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Mission to Africa – Liberia

Cutter Tour

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk MONROVIA, Liberia—HS1 Elias Gomez shows a member of the Liberian Coast Guard, who is interested in becoming a corpsman, the ship’s clinic Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Victoria Bonk. On Thursday we arrived in Monrovia, Liberia to begin our work with

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Mission to Africa – Sierra Leone

Small boat

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk A boarding team from the CGC Mohawk and Sierra Leone Law Enforcement Detachment prepare for joint boardings off the shore of Sierra Leone. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Victoria Bonk. This week we arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for a port visit after finishing up

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itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team perform a vertical insertion on the U.S.S. Cape St. George, Oct. 21, 2009, as part of the Spartan Rings maritime security exercise. Click on image for more information and imagery on the Spartan Rings exercise. (U.S. Navy Photo) The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones

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